HARD ROCK WITH A PUNK ATTITUDE!
HARD ROCK WITH A PUNK ATTITUDE!
WE ARE MYSTIC SEAHORSE
Randy's interest in music was weird, all over the place and all at the same time it was almost nothing at all. He had very few interests in bands that he really looked up to.
Randy's first band was with a group of guys he played with in the basement of his parents house called Canadian Overdose.
Fueled by old #7, his love for The Doors and (A)Billy Joe Armstrong's stage presence he had a direction that would change many times over in his musical career. From drums to bass to guitar to where he ultimately ended up as the front man of Mystic Seahorse and making the best music of his life.
Randy's ultimate goal is to inspire others to play music while spreading love through what he does and one day hoping to be big enough that his message reaches out to the world.
It all started for Kris when his dad bought him a used Squire Stratocaster from a local pawn shop for his 12th birthday. Traditional music lessons were never appealing to Kris, so he gained his musical knowledge by teaching himself how to play his favorite artist’s songs. He would lock himself in his parent’s basement, listening to Blink-182, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, and Story of the Year, while strumming along on his guitar.
Kris spent most of his early years bouncing back and forth from guitar and drums, playing in the school band and playing in bands with friends.
Kris’ musical resumé consists of co-founding/performing in bands such as Interstate 96, The Amber Crisis, Moving Brooklyn, and The Merritt. The Moving Brooklyn era is where Kris found most of his musical success, being able to release two albums and play dozens of shows, most notably The Vans Warped Tour in the years of 2012 and 2015, along with creating a connection to the boys of Mystic Seahorse, where they played venues together and developed good friendships.
After The Merritt released a full-length record in the summer of 2018, Kris was still searching for more music to be a part of his life. A year later, Randy reached out to Kris with the idea of joining Mystic Seahorse, bringing all of the boys back together to play on the same stages again. But unlike the past, they now get the opportunity to make music together.
Tim's interest in music started at a young age when he started taking piano lessons at the age of 5. From there he picked up a saxophone at age 10 before switching to the trumpet at the age of 11. At the age of 13 he picked up a bass for the first time and began his self taught career.
Through middle and high school Tim played in many garage bands working on his piano and bass skills. At the age of 15 he found his first musical success as a trumpet player for the local ska band 'Africa'.
In college, Tim continued his musical career singing in a cover band on campus and after college Tim finally joined Mystic Seahorse where he has been singing and playing bass ever since.
Kenny's musical career has always been a very exciting journey. Ever since he was born music was in his blood; having a father as a percussionist. He watched him play and laydown beats encouraging him to pick his first drumsticks up at 5 years old.
During the early years of his life, he pursued the craft more by playing to his favorite bands, joining the school band and even starting his first garage band.
It wasn't until around sophomore year where his career took off in another band called '16th Minute of Fame'.
During his college years, he took a hiatus to concentrate on his studies, but once he left his fire and passion became engulfed inside of him. He took music theory classes, he learned piano and joined many different bands. Kenny was unstoppable when it came to learning everything he could about music.
In 2014, he met Randy; whom was looking to start a band and that was how Mystic Seahorse was born.
Kenny's passion for music continues as he also is active in other bands : Vortex, The Influence and Shame Penguin.